The LaRue County High School tennis team participated in conference play Thursday and Friday with early upsets that saw the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams leaving the tournament early in the bracket seedings.
LaRue’s Dylan Parr advanced to the second round before being upset in three sets.
“He played a little inconsistent early but improved throughout the match,” coach Chris Estes said.
Eighth-grader Ryan Abell also advanced to the second round.
In doubles, Hannah Canter and Nancy Howell as well as Paige Nalley and Betsey Durham advanced through the first round before suffering defeats in the second round.
Kameron Howell and Michelle Seymour each dropped their sets in the first round.
Earlier in the week, the teams rocked Nelson County 4-1 and 4-1 in match play.
“Nancy and Hannah were able to get some redemption over a quality opponent after losing to Handloser and Moore earlier in the season,” Estes said. “They were playing more confident and consistent, both very important in this game.”
Seymour was able to pick up a big and decisive win over a Nelson player who was a regional seed in the previous two years.
“This will bring up her stock for the tourney,” Estes said.
“Bo and Brent have really exceeded my expectations this season, they are playing in their first full season at the varsity level and doing extremely well,” Estes said.